The new historical marker tells the history of the New Edzell Castle, which was Bird Keyâ€™s first mansion. The home was torn down in 1959.
New Edzell Castle, built in 1914, was Bird Key's first mansion. Nearly a century after its completion, the island received historical designation, which residents celebrated Saturday, Jan. 5, with a marker unveiling ceremony. Photo courtesy of the Sarasota County History Center.
Bird Key Yacht Club Commodore Bob Hunter and Norm Weber
Lorin and Harriet Burns Stieff.
Sarasota County Commissioner Carolyn Mason, Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell, Charlene Creel, Ruthmary Williams and Chairman of the Sarasota County Historical Commission Russ Gutmann celebrate the unveiling of the historical marker.